IJC’s Arsen Ostrovsky writes in the Jerusalem Post about horrific anti-Semitic attack in Sydney, Australia
The IJC’s Director of Research, Arsen Ostrovsky, has published an Op-Ed in the Jerusalem Post, on the horrific anti-Semitic attack in Sydney last Friday, where a Jewish family of five were assaulted as they walked home after Shabbat services and dinner.
Arsen, who grew up in Sydney, before moving to Israel, writes that as shocking as this attack was, it was an isolated incident and that Australia is not at risk of turning into some parts of Europe, where a recent survey showed that a quarter of European Jews are afraid to openly identify as Jewish for fear of anti-Semitism.
Australia always has been, and will remain, an incredibly open, diverse, peaceful and tolerant society, and importantly, one of the safest places in the world to be Jewish, writes Arsen.
While anti-Semitism will always exist no matter where, “the Australian response of zero tolerance, education and unequivocal political and social condemnation ought to be an example to all those fighting this oldest and most enduring form of hatred.”
You can read the full article here.
[Photo credit: Arsen Ostrovsky / Israeli-Jewish Congress]